Mr Chimi Dorji, Deputy Auditor General, Department of Follow-Up and Regions in RAA was appointed as a voting member of the Audit and Finance Committee (AFC) of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). He will represent the South East Asia Constituency. His term will expire in May 2022, or until the appointment of his successor.
The Board of the Global Fund includes 20 voting members, with equal representation by implementers and donors, and an additional eight non-voting members. Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, a former member of the Royal Research and Advisory Council under His Majesty’s Secretariat and also a former Auditor General of Bhutan (2000-2006) is the Board Member representing the South East Asia.
The Bhutan Chapter of the GFATM was started in April 2005, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is the Principal Recipient (PR) and implements the grants to fight the three diseases. The Global Fund Secretariat based in Geneva, Switzerland manages the grant portfolios, including screening of proposals, authorizing disbursement of funds and ensuring that grant approvals are performance-based.
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is a multi-billion-dollar international financing mechanism formed in 2002. The Global Fund mobilizes and invests funds to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries and work in partnership with governments, civil society, technical agencies, the private sector and people affected by the diseases.